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Chiefs Play No. 2 Scio In Playoff

The Rogue River softball team knew it was going to be in the Class 3A state playoff bracket somewhere following its second-place finish in the Southern Cascade League. On Sun., May 21, the Chieftains found out where. As the No. 15 seed, they head north to play No. 2-seed Scio (24-2), the cham-pion of the PacWest League for a first-round game on Wed., May 24. The first pitch is at 5 p.m. The Chieftains (14-5) enter the state playoffs, for the seventh straight season, ranked No. 19 in the Class 3A state ratings. With a break of a week and a half since their regular-season-ending games against Illinois Valley, they quickly sched-uled a trip to play Harrisburg, the third-place team from the Mountain Valley Conference, on Thurs., May 18. The Eagles (11-5) ended their season with a 4-3 vic-tory as catcher McKenzie (Subscribe for full story)


Pratt Places At State Meet

With so many jumpers with similar best marks, Rogue River's Derek Pratt had as good a shot as anyone to win the Class 3A state high jump championship at the OSAA Class 3A State Track and Field Championships on Fri., May 19. The senior was one of four Class 3A jumpers who had cleared six feet, two inches, in competition this spring, and one of three in the field at Hayward Field. He was able to pass the opening height at 5-6 and easily clear 5-8. He even seemed to be in business clearing 5-10 on his second try and, on a third, 6-0, leaving him as one of the final five in the competition. That, unfortunately for him, would be the last jump he'd make that afternoon, and he had to settle for fifth place at 6-0. He was the only Chieftain to place at the state meet at the University of Oregon's (Subscribe for full story)












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